Great American Smoke Out

More Wisconsinites Demanding Smoke-Free Housing

Jun 30, 2017
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BROOKFIELD, Wis. - According to the American Lung Association, more than 80 percent of Wisconsinites have a no-smoking policy inside their homes, and increasingly, renters are demanding smoke-free buildings. Next week marks the 7th anniversary of Wisconsin's Smoke-Free Air Law, which was aimed at protecting non-smokers from exposure to secondhand smoke. Health experts say there is no safe level of secondhand smoke.

Quit Smoking for Smoke Out Day

Nov 20, 2013
Thomas Leuthard

Quit smoking for a day, and see if you can stick with it.  

That’s the message from the American Cancer Society for the Great American Smoke Out Thursday.  On this day the organization encourages smokers nationwide to quit the habit for a single day…or use it to jump start their plans to quit permanently.

Spokeswoman Diane Hapka in Lake Tomahawk says it’s not easy. 

“It is very difficult for people to quit.  But it is something that we try to have people do at least for that one day.”